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For all Bradbury Fans,

I recently produced a new one-hour documentary for American Movie Classics (AMC) titled "Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television." The documentary is an examination of the history behind the famous EC horror and science fiction comic books of the 1950's and the pop culture they inspired.

EC Comics, of course, struck up a collaboration with Mr. Bradbury (by initially stealing his stories!) and adapted 26 of his short stories into comic book form. The results are some of the finest comic book stories ever produced.

The documentary touches on this collaboration. But the new DVD release of this show features a 56-minute roundtable discussion between Mr. Bradbury and EC Comics writer/editor/artist Al Feldstein, moderated by comic book historian Jerry Weist (author of "Ray Bradbury: An Illustrated Life"). This meeting - the first ever in depth discussion between Ray Bradbury and Al Feldstein - took place in Los Angeles in November of 2003. It is absolute magic for all Bradbury and EC Comics fans!

The DVD is currently available exclusively through the website www.cryptdvd.com

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to write to me at questions@cryptdvd.com

Chip Selby
 
Posts: 3 | Location: Reisterstown, MD USA | Registered: 11 November 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wow, sounds like a must-have! Any way for folks outside N.America to get hold of a copy?

Phil (in the UK)
www.bradburymedia.co.uk
 
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Philnic, the site to which the link provided by cselby takes you provides an e-mail address for questions. I bet that if you sent an e-mail, they would let you know the price and shipping costs for orders to the U.K. The e-mail address for inquiries is:

questions@cryptdvd.com
 
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Philnic,

I'm in discussions with Anchor Bay UK to do a release over there, but it may take a while.

If you have a multi-region DVD player that can take/output NTSC, I can sell you one from here. Let me know if you are interested and I'll get you a price on shipping.

Chip
 
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Wow. I wish I could see the 26 comic book adaptations!
 
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For those interested, they recently published "The Best of Ray Bradbury: The Graphic Novel". Published by ibooks, Simon and Schuster, NY. 2003. ISBN: 0-7434-7476-7. It has an introduction by Ray Bradbury. It includes graphic versions of:

A Sound of Thunder
The City
Dark They Were, And Golden-Eyed
The Golden Apples of the Sun
Night Meeting
A Piece of Wood
Come Into My Cellar
The Visitor
It Burns Me Up!
The April Witch
 
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oooh...I want one.
 
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I got mine through Amazon.com. By coincidence I actually received it on Ray's birthday last year.
 
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For a listing of the EC comic adaptations of the stories of Ray Bradbury which appeared during the 1950's, and to read those great comic book stories, click on the link below. To find and read a particular story, type the name of the story in the search engine, "Mars Will Search No More!", on the right hand side of the page:

https://marswillsendnomore.wor...y+Bradbury&search=Go
 
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From the SATURDAY EVENING POST magazine in 2019, the link below will take you to an article called "Ray Bradbury: Comic Book Hero", which discusses Ray's love for and involvement in comics throughout his life:

https://www.saturdayeveningpos...ury-comic-book-hero/
 
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